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Shorts

Succinct yet mighty films that demonstrate the virtuosity and craft of the short format.


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3 geNARRATIONS [short film]

Paulina Ziółkowska  |   Poland
English  
Animation

Familial exchanges spark three different points of view.

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Affairs of the Art [short film]

Joanna Quinn  |   United Kingdom
English  
Animation

This film questions the quirky addictions of an eccentric family.

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Are You Still Watching? [short film]

Alex Cardy, Tali Polichtuk, Kitty Chrystal  |   Australia
English  
Animation

The emancipatory power of the queer imagination is combined with fan fiction tropes and magical realism.

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Artistic [short film]

Nina Lee  |   United States
English  
Drama

On her way to school one morning, Billie unexpectedly finds a new friend.

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As If I Never Existed [short film] (Evde Yok)

Murat Emir Eren  |   Turkey
Turkish  
Drama

A woman tries to flee from a sentient home that isn’t keen to let her get away.

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BabyBangz [short film]

Juliana Kasumu  |   United Kingdom, United States
English  
Documentary

A New Orleans hair salon becomes a place for communal reflection.

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The Beauty President [short film]

Whitney Skauge  |   United States
English  
Documentary

An examination of Joan Jett Blakk’s historic bid for the White House in 1992.

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Blind Body [short film]

Allison Chhorn  |   Austrailia
English  
Documentary, Experimental

A delicate, empathic portrait of a survivor of the Khmer Rouge who is now visually impaired.

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Blush [short film]

Joe Mateo  |   United States
English  
Animation

After crash-landing on an alien planet, a man experiences hope, love, and personal growth.

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A Broken House [short film]

Jimmy Goldblum  |   United States
English  
Documentary

This film follows artist and architect Mohamad Hafez as he recreates—and attempts to understand—scenes from his native Syria to which he can no longer return.

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By the Time I Reach Him [short film]

Meg Walsh  |   United States
English  
Documentary

A filmmaker grapples with her father’s early stages of Alzheimer’s.

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Champion Edition [short film]

Christopher Chan  |   United States
English  
Animation

The video game of life is played through stop-motion vignettes.

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Close Ties to Home Country [short film]

Akanksha Cruczynski  |   United States
English  
Drama

An immigrant dog walker finds connection in the hearts of the wealthy pets she cares for.

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Cracked [short film]

Lin Que Ayoung  |   United States
English  
Drama

A feisty young girl faces her traumatic past while falling in love for the first time.

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Cupids [short film]

Zoey Martinson  |   United States
English  
Comedy

Three kids worry that their beloved school bus driver will be lonely this summer without them.

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Death and The Lady [short film]

Geoff Bailey, Lucy Struever  |   United States
English  
Animation

A dog protects its owner from a spooky figure at the door.

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Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma [short film]

Topaz Jones and rubberband  |   United States
English  
Documentary, Drama

A view into the Black identity through twenty-six vignettes representing the letters of the alphabet.

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Filipiñana [short film]

Rafael Manuel  |   Philippines
English, Tagalog  
Comedy

Isabel, the new tee-girl at the golf course, finds mischievous ways to quietly rebel during her workday.

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The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be [short film]

Adeyemi Michael  |   United Kingdom
English  
Drama

In a climate change-ravaged Earth, a desperate nomad searches for solace.

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Get Well Soon [short film]

Ashley Thompson  |   United States
English  
Drama

A woman is concerned about her family members’ illness.

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Golden Jubilee [short film]

Suneil Sanzgiri  |   United States, India
English  
Documentary

Relationships to personal history, geography, and familial lineage layer and merge.

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Greetings From Myanmar [short film]

Sunniva Sundby, Andreas J. Riiser  |   Norway
English  
Documentary

In the shadow of genocide, unsuspecting tourists enjoy a peaceful holiday.

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The Hairdresser [short film]

Lorraine Price  |   Canada
French  
Documentary

A cosmetologist reflects on her experiences as we bear witness to her unusual work.

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Hysteria [short film]

Anssi Määttä  |   Finland
Finnish  
Comedy

Hannele is going out for a walk with her friend when suddenly a dense and dangerous fog rises and pushes her into hysteria.

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I Am a Pebble [short film] (Je suis un Caillou)

Berteraut Mélanie, Bresson Yasmine, CoulFrombier Léo, Grondin Nicolas, le Chapelain Maxime, Massé Louise  |   France
French  
Animation

An otter finds its chosen family.

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I gotta look good for the apocalypse [short film]

Ayce Kartal  |   Turkey
English  
Animation

Avatars share a common life in a virtual universe while forms of digital beings multiply.

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In Flow of Words [short film]

Eliane Esther Bots  |   Netherlands
Dutch  
Documentary

Examines the experiences of three interpreters of the Yugoslavia Tribunal in the Hague.

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Inheritance [short film]

Annalise Lockhart  |   United States
English  
Drama

A Black family whose land is overwhelmed with ghosts from the past must confront the apparitions.

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Kkum [short film]

Kim Kang-min  |   South Korea
Korean  
Animation

A mother’s dreams become strong premonitions for important moments.

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Konigiri-kun Concert [short film]

Mari Miyazawa  |   Japan
Japanese  
Animation

Space explorers perform for the stars.

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The Last Marriage [short film]

Carl Molindate  |   Sweden
Swedish  
Drama

A couple must navigate serious relationship issues as a zombie apocalypse rages outside.

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The Last Supper [short film]

Mitzi Sair Martinex  |   Mexico
Spanish  
Drama

A supernatural entity shadows a thief named Manuel in Mexico City.

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Lemongrass Girl [short film]

Pom Bunsermvicha  |   Thailand
Thai  
Drama

As clouds gather during a film shoot, an eager production manager attempts to ward off the rain and becomes Lemongrass Girl.

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Listen to the Beat of Our Images [short film]

Audrey Jean Baptiste and Maxime Jean Baptiste  |   France
French  
Documentary

This film chronicles the archive of the establishment of the Guyanese Space Center.

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Little Forest [short film] (Bosquecito)

Paulina Muratore  |   Argentina
English  
Animation

A young girl teaches viewers the importance of kindness toward nature.

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Marked [short film]

Matthew Avery Berg  |   United States
English  
Drama

A tattoo artist is confronted by a client who knows the meaning of his body art.

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Monochromatic Dreams [short film]

Kristen Nutile, JP Olsen, Brian Zahm  |   United States
English  
Drama

Media installation artist Yvette Mayorga produces mesmerizing work.

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Mum Is Pouring Rain [short film] (Maman Pleut des Cordes)

Hugo de Faucompret  |   France
English, French  
Animation

A girl goes to live with her grandmother in the French countryside and makes unexpected connections.

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The Night [short film]

Tsai Ming-Liang  |   Taiwan
English  
Documentary

Director Tsai Ming-Liang paints a nighttime scene with his camera of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay.

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The Night Train [short film] (Nattåget)

Jerry Carlsson  |   Sweden
English, French, Swedish  
Drama

Oskar is heading home after an interview in Stockholm, when the gaze of another train passenger catches his eye.

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No Longer Suitable for Use [short film]

Julian Joslin  |   United States
English  
Comedy

After years of working as an informant for the FBI, Samir must decide how far he will go to protect his citizenship in the United States.

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Nuevo Rico [short film]

Kristian Mercado  |   United States
English  
Animation

A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever.

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One Thousand and One Attempts To Be an Ocean [short film]

Wang Yuyan  |   France
English  
Experimental

Waves crash, a conversation is skewed, and time seems to repeat itself eternally.

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Oslavia – The Cave of the Past Future [short film]

Beka & Lemoine  |   France/Italy
German, Russian, Swiss  
Documentary

A group of filmmakers is invited to search a cavern-esque treasure trove left by futurist Italian artist Giacomo Balla.

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Other Half [short film]

Lina Kalcheva  |   United Kingdom
English  
Animation

Ren longs to find completion in a world of merged couples.

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Panta Rhei [short film]

Kwa  |   United States
English  
Experimental

Probes and explores abstract plains of color and light.

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Polycephaly in D [short film]

Michael Robinson  |   United States
English  
Experimental

Two beings converse via text, a cyborg monkey finds a new family, and all the while the world burns.

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Pride [short film]

Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold  |   United States
English  
Drama

An aspiring writer works to finalize a story for Pride, a school newspaper in 1980s Charlottesville, focusing on issues affecting Black students.

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Private [short film]

Sara Mokhavat  |   Iran
Persian  
Drama

Three high school girls struggle to clear their names from an accusation that stains forever.

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Radical Love [short film]

William A Kirkley  |   United States
English  
Documentary

An attorney couple breaks the law to help their good friends and clients, The Weather Underground.

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Rehearsal [short film]

Michael Omonua  |   Nigeria
English  
Drama

Boundaries dissolve between church, theater, faith.

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The Right Words [short film]

Adrian Moyse Dullin  |   France
French  
Drama

Siblings regularly act out an escalation of petty cruelties and humiliations inspired by social networks.

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Shadow of Paradise [short film]

Sahar al-Sawaf & Thomas Helman  |   United States
English  
Experimental

The use of digital and analog techniques distort—and ultimately give new meaning to—photographs and film footage of an Iraqi family.

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Sideral [short film]

Carlos Segundo  |   Brazil, France
Portuguese  
Comedy

In Northern Brazil, the launch of a rocket sparks a cleaning woman’s imagination.

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Sink [short film]

Curtis Matzke  |   United States
English  
Horror

An experimental horror film told entirely from above the bathroom sink.

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Snow Angel [short film]

Evie Metz and Nicholas Daly  |   United States
English  
Animation

A woman meets new friends in a snowy woodland scene.

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Soft Animals [short film]

Renee Zhan  |   United Kingdom
English  
Animation

Two former lovers bump into each other on their daily commute.

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Speck of Dust [short film]

Simo Ezoubeiri  |   United States
English  
Documentary

Older generations are forced to question their worth while facing unmet emotional needs.

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Squish! [short film]

Tulapop Saenjaroen  |   Thailand
Thai  
Experimental

An artist explores and interprets the body.

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Strangers [short film] (Chute)

Nora Longatti  |   Switzerland
English  
Documentary

A surreal cloud of anxiety hovers over a city and its citizens.

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The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night [short film]

Fawzia Mirza  |   United States
English  
Comedy

All cards on the table when a queer woman bring her partner home for the first time.

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Thumb [short film]

Alexandra Pechman  |   United States
English  
Drama

A woman sorting out her artist mother’s estate encounters an unexpected visitor who has shown up to claim an especially notorious piece.

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The Vandal [short film]

Eddiie Alcazar  |   United States
English  
Drama

After losing his great love and undergoing a lobotomy, Harold’s mind turns inside out as he intensely searches for peace.

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Winning in America [short film]

Amrita Singh  |   United States
English  
Drama

A young student questions the meaning of success while vying for a spot at the prestigious National Spelling Bee.

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The Year I Went Looking for Birds [short film]

Danny Carroll  |   United States
English  
Documentary

This film explores a precious archive of collected materials.